Cider Creek Hard Cider Expands to Latin America

Cider Creek Hard Cider expands its distribution from the Caribbean to Latin America by partnering with Velour Imports.  Velour Imports' distribution coverage area includes 41 countries from the Caribbean to South America.

“Partnering with Velour Imports was an easy decision for us. Gaining access to consumers in a completely new region of the world will help turn our brand into an internationally recognized brand. It also generates more awareness for entire cider category and will hopefully increase consumption and help the good of the category in these regions where cider isn’t a cultural past time,” said Kevin Collins, head brewer at Cider Creek Hard Cider.

Cider Creek Hard Cider opened a second location mid-2018, production facility in Canisteo and a satellite tasting room in Hammondsport.  New York State's most awarded farm cidery is found in retailers, bars and restaurants from New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut to Rhode Island.  

“Cider Creek is one of those true craft cideries.  They’re blending traditional craft hard ciders then adding creative, funky twists into a progressive blend of cider recipes,” remarked Brooke Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of Velour Imports when announcing the partnership.

“These are great ciders crafted by great people and it’s been a privilege and an honor to partner with an exceptional maker of Hard Cider like Cider Creek.  Maker of Cider Creek and President of Cunningham Creek Distributors, Melanie Collins, is a great partner poised for growth,” continued Sinclair.  The export eCommerce company is committed to promoting the Cider Creek Hard Cider brand throughout Latin America.  

“It’s clear to us that Brooke and her team have their thumb on the pulse of the craft beverage industry in Latin America. We’re honored to be working together and joining the great portfolio of brands under Velour’s management”, said Melanie Collins.

Velour Imports will be carrying two selections from Cider Creek’s core portfolio, Premium Farmhouse and Saison Reserve in 12oz cans.

About Cider Creek Hard Cider

Cider Creek Hard Cider is a farm cidery located in Canisteo, N.Y. It is our mission to produce high-quality, craft, hard cider with authenticity. We are creative, funky and progressive in our brewing methods and recipes. We proudly use one hundred percent New York State apples and we never add water, sugar, artificial flavors or sweeteners to our products. We are the most awarded New York State Farm Cidery from 2015-2018 by GLINTCAP and awarded a Double Gold and Judge’s Pick Awards by CiderCraft Magazine.  Cider Creek Hard Cider can be found in retailers, bars and restaurants in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Our tasting rooms are open to consumers year-round.